Forwards: Jaden Schwartz, Paul Stastny, Vladimir Tarasenko, David Perron, Patrik Berglund, Dmitrij Jaskin, Robby Fabbri, Jori Lehtera, Nail Yakupov, Scottie Upshall, Kyle Brodziak, Ryan Reaves.
Defensemen: Jay Bouwmeester, Alex Pietrangelo, Carl Gunnarsson, Kevin Shattenkirk, Robert Bortuzzo, Colton Parayko
Goaltender: Carter Hutton
Coming off a win in Boston, the Blues were riding a 4 game winning streak. The Washington Capitals were without shootout superstar T.J. Oshie to the dismay of women everywhere. The Blues started off the game committing their token "Stupid penalty of the night". With the game scoreless and the Capitals on the power play, Carter Hutton makes a huge stop on Justin Williams in front of the net. Also, what a great name this guy has.
The Blues couldn't keep the Caps powerplay off the ice though. Late in the first period, Ovechkin scores his first goal of the night beating Hutton from the "Ovechkin always scores here on the powerplay" spot.
Ovechkin's second goal of the night came in the second period. Carter stopped Ovi's initial chance, but the Blues managed to let him have a second chance and well...That didn't work out so well.
Vladimir Tarasenko was tired of seeing his Russian countrymen score all the goals. He decided he wanted to add one of his own. Not even a minute after the second Capitals goal, Tarasenko buried his own rebound chance and just like that it was a 2-1 game.
Flash forward to the third period, and all the Russians were going to score in this one. Evgeny Kuznetsov beats Hutton after a great pass from Dmitry Orlov to make it 3-1 Capitals.
If your a Caps fan, go ahead and throw your hat at the computer screen. Ovechkin completes the hat trick beating Hutton from almost the same spot he scored his first goal from. All three of his goals were pretty much the same spot because Ovi.
The Blues tried to mount a comeback, but it was just too little, too late. Alex Pietrangelo scores to make it 4-2 with about a minute and a half to go in the game.
With about 30 seconds left and Hutton on the bench, Tarasenko bangs home the Blues third goal of the game. ALL THE RUSSIAN GOALS
Dumb penalties. Again. Seems to be the trend this year. The Blues fall 4-3 to the Capitals. The Blues play Saturday night at Drink Scotch. Remember you can pick up a Gametime and read more about tonight's game from Jeff Jones. (They somehow gave us a press pass!)
From The Twitter Machine:
So this is a thing that happened. Come on guys. Stick up for your teammates.
Tarasenko dumped head first into boards at horn. Not one teammate came over and stood up for him. pic.twitter.com/fa4p7YtmuD— Brad Lee (@GTBradLee) November 24, 2016
The Captain's postgame comments:
Pietrangelo on the goals the #stlblues allowed to the #Caps: "We know we're better than that. We can stop those." #STLvsWSH pic.twitter.com/HKwPr4kEYA— FOX Sports Midwest (@FSMidwest) November 24, 2016
THEN DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT HITCH. YOU'RE THE COACH, YOU HAVE THAT POWER.
Hitch on the first period: "Dumb penalties again." #stlblues— Lou Korac (@lkorac10) November 24, 2016
And finally....Not a tweet but Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I am thankful for you all taking the time to read and follow Gametime. Whether the paper, or my recaps...I appreciate all of your support.
Player of the game:
Ovechkin. He's Russian. He scored three goals. Whatever.